Rethinking the Mall

Northridge Fashion Center plans to turn third floor into creative officesNorthridge mall reimagines its future.

Brad Sherman Is Wrong About Bitcoin

Rep. Brad Sherman (D - Sherman Oaks) recently spoke at a House Financial Services Committee hearing on the future of money that specifically focused on digital currencies and cryptocurrencies.

Why We Can’t Flip Retail to Residential

I enjoyed reading Charles Crumpley’s One More Thing column in the July 9 issue (“Why Not Flip Retail to Residential?”) about trying to help solve the housing shortage in the area, which he believed could be potentially mitigated by using vacant and decaying retail centers.

Keeping College Students in State

Last year, the California State University system turned away more than 30,000 eligible California students.

The End of the Home-Buying Frenzy

You may have seen recent news accounts about how home sales have slowed nationwide.


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Around the Valleys

News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley

Q2: Industrial is Tight

A few substantial changes in vacancy rates in the office and industrial sectors while inventory remained low on the industrial side characterized the commercial real estate market during the second quarter, according to statistics provided by Colliers International and conversations with well-placed brokers in the region.

New Normal Office

From Burbank to Westlake Village, the coworking format appeals to small companies and solo professionals who want flex space at work.

For professionals who want to pay only for the square footage they need – whether it be a private suite or simply a desk, coworking has exploded in popularity.

Car Sales as Barometer

LIST: Data indicate strong but slower year for dealers in step with the economy.

With the economy humming along, new car sales in California have a quick start out of the gate this year.

New American Funding Opens Camarillo Branch

MORTGAGE LENDING: Firm touts fast closing times for homebuyers.

New mortgage lender in Camarillo.

AV Hospital Bond Vote

FINANCE: $350 million to fund either seismic retrofit or new construction.

Bond vote for Antelope Valley Hospital.

Long-Time Switch Maker Expands into Sensors

AVIONICS: Hydra-Electric celebrates 70 years while moving into new markets.

Burbank switch maker celebrates 70 years.

Campus & Commerce

New CSUN Athletic Director Michael Izzi plans to extend ‘paths that create revenue streams.’

New CSUN athletic director wants community connections.

Funk Meets Finance

A group of small retailers feels that escalating rents will ruin the charm they’ve built in Magnolia Park.

Rising rents threaten Burbank small businesses.

Semtech Investments in Internet of Things Pay Off

TECHNOLOGY: Patent acquisitions work for Camarillo chip maker.

Semtech’s acquisition strategy spurs growth.

Edison Faces Fire Liability

UTILITIES: Electric company seeks to solve $4 billion question from Thomas blaze.

Edison’s liability for the Thomas Fire.

The Number

3.05 million Members of L.A. County credit unions

Hemp Dust in Your Coffee At NoHo Cafe

CBD ‘mood enhancer’ helps with recruiting new customers.

NoHo café sells coffee with hemp compound.

MGM Buyout Could Fix Tix

ACQUISITION: Discount ticket vendor in talks with hotelier.

Discount ticket seller in buyout talks.

Telemedicine Company Delivers Care in a Snap

HEALTH: Regulations to accelerate tech’s acceptance.

Glendale firm offers digital doctor visits.

It’s Time to Sit Up and Pay Attention

I once saw a T-shirt that proudly declared, “I put the ‘pro’ in procrastination.”

Most Disliked by ‘Influentials’? Traffic

What do business leaders think is the worst single thing about living and doing business in the Valley area?


Calendar of Events for July 23 - August 5, 2018

Around the Valleys

News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley

Skateboard Utopia

Casual kids and emerging pros gather at Skatelab in Simi Valley.

Skatelab in Simi Valley.

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